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Sep 29, 2012 12:00pm PDT
director to president george w. bush. also a romney supporter. matt, good afternoon to you, sir. >> great to be with you. >> is this the last best chance for governor romney? true or false? what do you think? >> i guess kind of true. it's a great opportunity. i think it's a big mistake for candidates, especially when they're running for president, to put all the marbles in a debate. because really what you want to do in a debate, is first of all, you don't want to be swinging so much for the fences that you make a lot of errors. i worked for president george w. bush, as you said, and in his first debate in 2004, a lot of people felt like he gave a subpar performance. and there's no question that we breathe some life into our opponents, and if president obama, who some have characterized as almost a messianic kind of figure, comes across as someone who does not have a real plan for second term, he could be looking at poll numbers that get even more tight. >> but if governor romney doesn't unveil some sort of grand plan for his first term, that won't move the needle at all either, will it?
CNN
Oct 1, 2012 1:00pm PDT
in the polls to bush. he ended up losing by two or three points. romney's only down three points. romney needs to carry -- >> but he didn't win. here's the other thing. the average going back to 68, the average undecided has been 13.5%. right now, you have a small undecided electorate out there. you've had $72 million spent by the super pacs attacking the president. what is mitt romney going to say that $72 million hasn't said about the president? is he going to sing -- >> please, no singing. >> isn't it the truth that voters discount what is said in ads, because they already think it's spined and they trust a little bit more what the candidates say? >> people hate negative ads. >> there's a reason why they keep doing it, because they work. >> here's the bottom line, though. annual one of five are watching it. the persuadable voters are watching "american idol" or "dancing with the stars." >> they're going to hear the news the next day. >> the opinion makers, the people that they talk to around the coffee the day after, you folks who talk about it on television, you're going to tell them who w
MSNBC
Sep 27, 2012 1:00pm PDT
of voter fraud. in the bush administration there was barely 86 of those cases identified over a five-year period. >> and in florida they suggested they had to purge 180,000 people from the voting rolls. i think they found 36 people who might be questionable. >> exactly. but this is where it becomes once again a branding and a pr issue. when you look at who are the penal that are affected, the elder, students, young people, minorities, which once again it is the fastest growing voter segment and they want to continue to ignore and say they don't want to ignore but pushing for these type of laws is indirectly or directly just bluntly saying, you know what? i want to push you aside. i don't care about your vote. let me try desperately to keep it with my base. >> it's shameful, and it is desperate as well from a party who has run out of ideas for ways to appeal to people they'd rather just keep them from voting, and i think this is the last election when they can even come close to deluding themselves that this is a strategy that's going to be effective because the demographic shifts are
CSPAN
Sep 25, 2012 11:00pm EDT
. the margin was quite high. it's important to remember that george w. bush and call rove had a brilliant strategy of our reach to hispanic voters, and it was successful. george w. bush in 2004 won at least 40 percent of the vote. the exit polling had a net 44. but it was a remarkable accomplishment. and now romney is pulling at best in the mid-20s. and his own campaign said they need to reach 38 percent nationally in order to be competitive in the states where the latino vote will be critical. so what the republican party has done is to merge to the right instead of george of the bush, carl rove, john mccain. let's reach out to hispanics and make immigration reform something beefier. a party where mitt romney now embodies the party. he promised to veto. he is on a radical policy prescription. the idea of making life so miserable year that immigrants are literally purge from the country. so this looks to the right has hit badly with hispanics. that means as you point out in your paper the southwest is out of reach with of, in large part because of this. they pulled out of the mexico. they
FOX Business
Sep 27, 2012 8:00pm EDT
could and politics, look, folks on medicare, they now get prescription drugs that george w. bush delivered. once they depend on the benefits of government you have half of the country depends on it but a lot are deserving they already paid in. but income tax, you have a situation it is finished for the party, we'll get taxes you don't pay. they are not going to vote for republicans, that is one of the long-term endemic problems of the republican party, the republican parties, my old boss ronald reagan, and george w. bush contributed to. neil: thank you, sir, pat, always a pleasure. >> always. thank you very much, neil. neil: all right, well i have a filing this might come up as a debate next week it could be a game changer that maybe media is wrong page. we are out in denver for the opening salvo, what will be for debate that kicks in denver could we're there 8:00 p.m. eastern time through midnight, unlike a lot of other business networks that say, yeah it is a big election, be there or be square, we're there. you know, until we're not. don't be late. >> meanwhile, the guy who sa
MSNBC
Sep 27, 2012 4:00pm EDT
to "clear the air." an uow former president george w. bush has managed to stay out of the spotlight much to the relief of mitt romney. even when his wife, laura, agreed to host a lavish fund-raiser for mr. romney at their home in dallas, mr. bush made sure he was nowhere to be seen. but just to be clear, bh 43 has expressed some support for mr. romney, sort of. >> interested in politics, i'm a supporter of mitt romney, hope he does well, but, you kw, he can do well without me. >> president bush clearly puann'nt to recall his period in the white house. the massive tax cuts that threw away a budget surplus, two wars that were neither budgeted for nor easily executed, and a mortgage mess that was the direct result of minimal egg lati and maximum eitn. that's why we were a little surprised to learn that george b. bush has accepted an invitation to be the keynote speaker at a rthcoming investors conference will will take place on the cayman islands. yes, even as mr. bush avoids romney thean, hs getting oser tmemn offshore money. the cayman alternative investment summit is described in a media
CNN
Sep 26, 2012 4:00pm PDT
better? >> the bush re-elected 2004 is probably the better model there. romney has about half as many offices in ohio as the obama campaign, which has been embedded in the state yet accord tog "the washington post" poll, the the romney campaign is doing a good job keeping up. these volunteers and field staffers for the campaign don't really know what product they're selling because mitt romney hasn't really articulated. a compelling message as to why they should throw out barack obama because the economy in ohio is doing better than it is in other parts of the country. >> it is and the question is, who gets the credit ryan joins me now along with roland martin. roland, that was the kind of, you're not afraid to say what you think. a kick in the you know, at least they're saying they feel the way they feel. >> actually, honesty is always the best policy. it's amazing they are making sarah palin out to look like a you know, profit, if you will, when she said they should go rogue. they're going to have to get more aggressive in this campaign in order to close this gap. these debates are
MSNBC
Sep 28, 2012 3:00pm PDT
by five points. and get this, he has a lower favorable rating than george w. bush. don't adjust your tv set. mr. romney is less liked than bush. huh? maybe that's something to do with the fact that he can't seem to answer basic questions. >> how was that? >> i have nothing. >> guys, here we go. >> guys -- it's just -- all we've got here is beef jerky? who here wants a piece of beef jerky? that's all i've got. this was given to us by jack link. >> what do you have planned for the weekend? >> anyone else? >> governor romney, they were asking about the debates, about the israeli prime minister, not about beef jerky. now, romney did answer questions from reporters later. but this is what he's done issue after issue, dodge questions and hide behind the mask. but i've got news for mr. romney. the obama campaign is hammering home who the real romney is and what he stands for. he's a candidate who has no problem writing off the country, something that this president refuses to do. >> i'm not fighting to create democrat or republican jobs, i'm creating jobs. i'm fighting to improve schools in th
CNN
Sep 25, 2012 1:00pm PDT
want you to weigh-in. the fact is when george w. bush was seeking re-election in 2004, he went up six weeks, met with a bunch of leaders. when bill clinton was seeking re-election in 1996, six weeks before the election he was at the u.n. general assembly meeting with a whole bunch of world leaders. >> this is kind of a don't rock the boat strategy. i think there's a sense that no good can come of any controversy right now. and that if you have one bilateral meeting and only one bilateral meeting, you're going to get other people angry. if you have a host of bilaterals, there's more of an opportunity to get more people angry. so if you're in the obama campaign and you're looking at the next six weeks, saying why do we want to cause ourselves any problems? and that's exactly what's behind this. >> he's going to go back on the campaign trail of florida and ohio. i'm going to show our viewers our poll of polls, the average number of the most recent polls in these two key battleground states. look at ohio first. likely voters choice for president you see it right there, john, 50% for presi
MSNBC
Sep 28, 2012 7:00am PDT
to spend that money early? >> they were very smart. they did exactly to mitt romney what george bush did to john kerry a few years ago. but romney's people should have been smart enough to know this was happening. there was no presumption of that. they didn't get out aahead of the story. they didn't define their candidate well. there's two parts to this election, chris. one, is romney said a lot of people are unhappy with obama and his leadership and the economy. we accept that. he never made the connection that i'm the answer and solution. that's where the disconnect happened. >> mitt romney has been doing a lot to -- we saw it starting at the conventions. make himself more acceptable and help people understand him better. he's doing these direct into the camera ads. let me play one of those for you. >> more americans are living in poverty than when president obama took office. my plan will create 12 million new jobs over the next four years. helping lift families out of poverty and strengthening the middle class. >> the president is doing the same thing, doing some of these direct to c
CNN
Sep 26, 2012 8:00pm PDT
together. george w. bush won in 2000, despite a roaring economy under president clinton. everyone thought al gore should crush bush, but he was able to win by talking about issues like education and demonstrating to suburban voters that hey, you can trust me. i'm a safe pair of hands on these issues and mitt romney has had a hard time doing that. what mitt romney needs to do is say look, i'm the candidate who's going to deliver more work and better and higher wages through my plan an there are a few things like energy policy and making the case for tax reform. he's made it much, much harder for himself than he should have. >> go ahead. >> it's a little hard for mitt romney to talk about what he is going to do on health care when he sd he is going to repeal all of the affordable care act then say i'm going to keep some parts of it. so again, it's sort of like dude, exactly what are you trying to do here? i think the difference between george w. bush, he ran as a compassionate conservative and he had his conservative base locked up. romney's dealing with people whobds we're not really trust
CNN
Sep 30, 2012 8:00am PDT
the country to watch darrell hammond. >> i happen to agree with governor bush and i agree with him for it. let me add something -- let me add something in my plan. the lock box would also be camouflaged. >> i'm here tonight to make a very exciting announcement, and even though i'm not supposed to say anything, i can't help myself. after the holiday, barack obama will officially appoint me husband to the secretary of state. >> you mean he will appoint hillary to the secretary of state. >> say it however you want to say it, seth. i am honored. >> nobody has quite that magic touch. which races the question, just how does he do it? i sat down with him in new york. darrell hammond, william. >> yes, sir. >> i appreciate the way you try to capture public figures. how does it work? could you do mitt romney now or is he not ready for prime time? >> he's probably getting ready if he needs already. it seems like leading up to the election, three, four, five weeks out up until the debate you see them doing things that coaches have not told them to do and actually being human beings so we get a sense of ho
CSPAN
Sep 30, 2012 7:00am EDT
than under george bush, over 4 1/2 trillion dollars under obama, $700 billion under george bush, the expanding war, you know, people thought obama was going to be the peace president but in fact on day three in office he intensified the bombing in pakistan. and then spread the drone wars into yemen and somalia, surged the troops into afghanistan and withdrew from iraq only because it was george bush's date of withdrawal. it of the date george bush had negotiated to end the immunity for u.s. soldiers and barack obama had done his darn december to try to -- darndest to extend that date so the troops may be there now if he had had his way so yes, we haven't gotten peace. voting for either of the two major parties is basically a very good way to ensure that we will continue to send jobs overseas, undermine our wages at home, watch the cross of health care and housing and education continue to skyrocket out of reach and watch the climate essentially go up in flames, because under this president, as much as under george bush, we have seen the polices of drill baby drill and in fact th
CSPAN
Sep 29, 2012 11:50pm EDT
of special interest money and give democracy back to the american people. and i wish governor bush would join me this evening in endorsing the mccain-feingold campaign finance reform bill. >> you know, this man has no credibility on the issue. as a matter of fact, i read in the "new york times" where he said he co-sponsored the mccain-feingold campaign fundraising bill. but he wasn't in the senate with senator feingold. and so, look, i'm going to -- what you need to know about me is i will uphold the law, i'm going to have an attorney general that enforces the law. the time for campaign funding reform is after the election. this man has outspent me and the special interests are outspending me. and i am not going to lay down my arms in the middle of the campaign for somebody who has got no credibility on the issue. >> senator mccain -- hold on one second. senator mccain said in august, "it doesn't matter which one of you is president of the united states in january, there is going to be blood on the floor of the united states senate," and he'll tie up the senate until campaign finance reform i
MSNBC
Sep 28, 2012 1:00pm PDT
for a while, then he might become as popular as george w. bush because shock, horror, as it stands now, the former president is actually more popular than mitt romney, though they're both, as they say, underwater. what do you think? >> well, perhaps that could work but it's an inconvenient time for romney to disappear given that there's this election in a few weeks. however, he does keep disappearing. he keeps leaving the campaign trail to do these fund-raisers. one asks again what are they thinking in boston, what are they doing in boston, why are they running the campaign this way? and in the end the campaign comes down to the candidate. i mean, you can't blame it on the consultants. you can't blame it on the people around him. tough hold the candidate accountable for the way the campaign is being run. >> to be fair, eugene, you have been holding him accountable throughout all of your columns. >> i was just going to say mitt romney at this point might as well go down to the cayman islands where former president shall is appearing at an investor conference -- >> four days before the e
Current
Sep 28, 2012 3:00am PDT
you name it policies of george w. bush and dick cheney across the board? i mean is that it? is it they're totally out of it, stupid, don't know the issues? watch too much fox news? i mean i really cannot figure it out because by any measure, we talked about this before, by any measure, yeah, times are tough. yes, too many americans are out of work. yes, too many have had to take second jobs or new careers or they're not making as much or don't have as much authority and responsibility, not as good a job as they had the first time around. yeah, we know all of that. but overall americans are a hell of a lot better off than they were four years ago. white males are better off than they were four years ago. romney's policies, if anything, are going -- would set them back were he president because under him, there would be no middle class. there would be the very poor and the very, very, very, very, very rich like him. so this whole -- it makes me angry and it makes me frustrated and it makes me embarrassed to be part o
MSNBC
Sep 26, 2012 6:00am EDT
's troubles. the press didn't treat ronald reagan and george w. bush any less unfairly, and both men managed not onlyo win the presencyutge re-elected. mr. romney would do better to focus more on reducing his unforcedrrors and less on the fourth estate's political bias. ifhining about the liberal media was a winning strategy for republicans, newtingrich wou be t mi" well, and newt gingrich is a great example -- i don't mean to go back there -- a great example of the problem we're talking about here. because -- >> no. >> -- no, instead of stepping forward and separating himself from this candidate, he somehow, becausof his party -- at distraction.. >> it is. >> i'm talking about the presidential race. we're one week out from the first presidential debate, and we have brand-new polling out this morning from three separate swing states that show this race is slipping away. >> and they're the big e. andhey' tigth mika. >> yes, they are. are you ready? >> i'm ready for you to talk about the presidential race. >> zip it. according to the latest quinnipiac university/new york times/cbs news poll of
FOX News
Sep 30, 2012 3:00am PDT
that president obama was dealing with the economy in way and once again blamed president bush for the faulty economy that he was handed. >> alisyn: there you go. paul ryan still out on the campaign trail, he talks about his view of if president obama wins a second term and i think he used the word shudder, it would make him shudder. >> i shudder as a gun owner, seeing his record when he was in the united states senate, what would he do if he never has to face the voters ever again? the next president will appoint a lot of different judges and these are lifetime appointments. if you want to make sure that judges respect our 2nd amendment rights you need a president who respects those rights as well. >> dave: in the president's defense he has not touched gun legislation in any way, shape or form, but of course the fear is, from paul ryan and folks, if you give him four terms-- another term, four years, unchecked without having to face this, maybe he'll touch gun legislation. there's been no indication of that in the last three years of yet. >> alisyn: and he's saying what candidate obama said
MSNBC
Sep 25, 2012 3:00pm PDT
specific, he reminds every one of the bush era that many americans feel led us into this problem. if he doesn't get specific, then he gains no traction and if he gets specific, mud cat, the right wing and the far right he's trying to placate starts examining so he's between a right hard rock and a right hard place. look at the fact in florida he's losing by four points. it's not just ohio. in florida romney's down four points. how narrow is romney's path to victory at this point, mud cat. yo you're a political strategist. how narrow is that path to victory? >> i think it -- i think it's very narrow at this point. you were talking about trickle down economics. you know, everybody i know doesn't believe now that water runs uphill. and to say that money runs downhill to me is just as preposterous. i think the main problem that the republicans have is they're stale. if you look at what they're talking about at this campaign, it's the same thing they were talking about when lee atwatter introduced politics in 1980. they have not changed anything. they're going to the wedges, god, guns, gays,
MSNBC
Sep 26, 2012 7:00am PDT
. it was one of the top ten in the country, so they excluded george w. bush. to my regret they excluded george herbert walker bush who i personally thing they deserved more credit than they got. the popular vote excluded woodrow wilson. woodrow wilson charted american history for the next years. >> what do you make of the breakdown if you look at the list that's used democratic. out of ten, only three are republicans. >> yeah. i mean the people, four were republicans, but wi biand large you have to look at who the republicans are. you've about got warren harding who was always drunk and making love in a closet. corrupt. you've got herbert hoover, decent made who made a screw -u on the depression. and calvin coolidge. he gave his wife a present, a bag of socks. 53 socks, darned the holes in them. that was the kind of imagination calvin cool lilk had. then you have george -- and in the poll, i have to say i don't think "newsweek" would mind this coming out, but i was told that among the worst presidents they chose the worst presidents. there were two. republicans. warren harding of the drunking
MSNBC
Sep 26, 2012 9:00am PDT
to john kerry losing narrowly to george w. bush in that state, the president has a couple huge advantages we're seeing in the ten-point game, one is the auto bailout. there is no state besides michigan be impacted more positively by the auto bailout than ohio. 82 out of 88 counties have an auto parts supplier in them that's felt a direct effect of the bailout. part of why the economy is doing better there. it's enough to move the needle. also the case that anti-union backlash in the industrial midwest and wisconsin has motivated organized labor in ohio in a way, the case always for democrats ohio is the place where organized labor has the most impact. this year motivating them more so. all that adds up to it's been an uphill climb for mitt romney, ten points is probably not what that margin will be on election day, but it's -- it is a state that's very hard to figure out a map for mitt romney to win. possible but not -- very hard. almost kind of fantastical, ha his naer to. >> so many other things about mitt romney -- >> it's just very, very hard. >> kurt andersen a son of the midwest is.
MSNBC
Sep 26, 2012 12:00pm PDT
and we see the real clear politics polling average, day-to-day for september 2004 and we see bush was ahead in the week leading up to the debate by a six-point average over kerry. kerry had the really well received first debate performance against bush and then end of september tightens to less than two points and basically a four-point shift to kerry after the first debate. isn't that proof that at least sometimes they can work? >> you can pick a handful of examples but it's rare that the debates are actually a game changer in the sense they take the underdog and make them the front-runner or vice versus and the impact felt to election day. >> john, there's three natural sort of disadvantages that every incumbent president has. it's hard to find the time to prepare for the debates and the "l.a. times" with a headline today. obama's having less time to prepare than romney. merely standing on stage aside -- beside the incumbent president ennobles the challenger and being in the presidential bubble for years makes it harder to understand when people challenge you. nobody challenges
FOX
Sep 30, 2012 9:00am EDT
, who is proposing higher taxes is president obama. so, our point is, we... >> chris: bush tax cuts -- >> tax breaks. he passed the obamacare taxes and a dozen hit middle income taxpayers breaking the promise and he proposes a maxive tax increase on job creators in january and to go to your question, we don't think the idea or solution is to impose new taxes on low income people, we want people out of poverty and back to the middle class, why our economic policies are designed to create jobs, and opportunities so people can get higher take-home pay and the key is this: get people from not paying income taxes because they've had incomes to the middle class so they have jobs that have higher take-home pay and they pay taxes, we want to create more taxpayers and don't wan to tax more people with bad tax policy, we want to create taxpayers by growing the middle class and getting people back to work with higher take-home pay and the secret is economic growth, chris. look, the premise of the conversations, the premise of tax -- your tax reform point is, as if the economic pie is fixed and
CSPAN
Oct 2, 2012 7:00am EDT
to the other guy. the democrats were in control for four years, two under bush and two under obama, yet it was all bush's fault and nobody takes responsibility. that's the problem. the voters need to take responsibility and get rid of every one of the incumbents, it's maybe not in this election, but if they don't get this country straightened out and get the economy straightened out, but just take one election in two years, if it's not better, get rid of every one of them and they will finally get the message. host: let's look at some national news stories. this story from the new york times -- and this other story in the times -- looking at other international news stories on long lines of what our last caller was talking about, whether international news is getting attention. and this in the washington post -- the debate tomorrow night will focus on domestic issues. what would you be listening for? if you're not going to watch, why? monty writes -- in new orleans on the republican line, eustice. caller: good morning. i don't know how anything can change. romney would have to come up w
FOX News
Sep 29, 2012 4:00pm PDT
. >> in 1988, george bush managed a huge swing. gallup had michael dukakis leading by 17 points after the democratic convention, but lost to bush by 7.5%. in 1992, the incumbent president was down nine points in mid-september, tied with bill clinton by the end of october, though clinton eventually won. a former clinton pollster is questioning the assumptions being made in today's polls. >> these polls are assuming that you have the same high level of african american, latino, and young people vote in 2012 that you had in 2008. >> obama campaign senior advisor david axelrod told fox, "public polls are widely variant in their sampling and methodology so it's hard to case when they all point in one direction they're all wrong, but we are planning for a close race as we always have." another democratic strategist offered this assessment -- >> the race isn't over. look, this thing can move back and forth three or four times between now and november 6th. if i'm romney, you try to create that momentum. he saw a sign to do it. >> of the eight presidential races in the past 10 where the leads
FOX News
Sep 29, 2012 1:00pm PDT
democrats. >> reporter: in. >> julie: 8 there was a huge swing. dukakis lost to bush. in 1992 incumbent president was down nine points in mid-september and was tied with bill clinton by the end of october. the clinton eventually won. former clinton pollster is questioning the assumptions being made in today's polls. >> these polls are assuming that you have the same high level of african-american, latino and young people vote in 2012 that you had in 2008. >> obama campaign senior advisor david axelrod said they widely vary so when they all pointed in one direction, they are all wrong. but we are planning for a close race as we always have. another democratic strategist offered this assessment. >> the race isn't over. this can move back three or four times between now and november 6th. >> romney you try to create that momentum. >> of the eight presidential races where the leads were cut or flipped by the opponent, average of comebacks was roughly 35% and in some cases it was the debate that moved the needle. >> gregg: as a reminder we are daig days away from that first presidential debat
CSPAN
Sep 29, 2012 10:00am EDT
by a 1992 debate between george bush, bill clinton, and ross perot. then a 2000 debate with vice president al gore and george bush. past presidential debate tonight at 8:00 here on c-span. -- tonight at 7:00 here on cspan. >> cspan is not biased. there are no ads and that is arguably the biggest reason. the cspan video archives. it is one of the most historical are. i like to watch "washington journal," the house of representatives proceedings and c-span 2. >> cspan, created by america's cable companies in 1979, brought to you as a public service by your television provider. >> retired military officials discussed the impact of childhood obesity and on health the options in school cafeterias related to national security. they talk about obesity and young adults and how it impacts enlistment in the military. this is half an hour. from the national press club. >> good afternoon, i am the national director for mission readiness, in nonprofit national security organization of over 300 retired generals and admirals who care deeply about the national security of this country. and to support the
CSPAN
Sep 27, 2012 1:00pm EDT
now? thomas? >> the justices have a remarkable capacity to get along. in the wake of bush vs. gore, that group could come back and, despite the depth of feeling and intensity of that case, it shows an institution that, unlike most others, really does function. there are folks here who clerked on the court and know the dynamics. i don't think it is essential that they get along, but it makes the day go by a lot easier. one thing i will say is, sometimes, to get to a coherent rule of law, when you have nine very strong-willed people who have very diverse views sometimes, people have to give. they have to be willing to say, ok, i don't agree with that exactly. it i am going to get to an opinion has by people in it. at that point, it is in says -- it is essential that they get along. we have -- we know what the rules are and the relationships can play a role there. >> what about former clerks? >> i will agree with tom. after bush vs. gore, i saw no residual personal antagonism or anything like that. i think they were really able to set the work to one side and were able to get along ec
Current
Oct 2, 2012 3:00am PDT
. he was the republican party nominee for senator from louisiana and president george h. w. bush was forced to come out and tell voters to vote for the democrat. i want to see mitt romney's feet put to the fire in much the same way. either cut this guy loose or defend him but mitt romney has to choose one. this new piece of audio is more damaging. this is a few months old. this is a piece of oughtio from a town hall meeting that congressman akin had. and an older male voter got up and asked him why he would oppose the lilly ledbetter act which promoted fair pay for women. todd akin's response is something that i think rand paul could have done more artfully but essentially, it's pretty much the most friendly endorsement of legal discrimination you will ever hear. let's listen. >> i believe in free enterprise. i think it is about freedom. if somebody wants to hire somebody and they agree on a salary. that's fine. however it wants to work. so the government sticking its nose in is a huge problem. >> john: the g
MSNBC
Sep 25, 2012 8:00am PDT
. bush held five bilateral meetings at the u.n., last year president obama had 13 one-on-one meetings. just using the president's own examples of meetings from last year, is this a missed opportunity to meet with the current leaders at the u.n. and also allow republicans the sclans to hammer him on foreign policy which was one of his strengths as president and on the campaign? >> as you know, i spend quite a bit of time with the president out traveling around the country and i can tell that you protecting the american people, making sure we're continuing to improve our relationships in the world, having those conversations with world leaders, it's a core priority of his. and just the last few weeks alone, he's had about half a dozen calls with these same world leaders. a 24 hour span evaluating that in the meetings he has during a 24 hour span is hardly an eavailedation evaluation of the leadership and strength he's shown. this is a pathetic attack. >> the president's speech to the u.n. comes as iran has been firing test missiles today trying to flex its military muscle and the romney
MSNBC
Sep 26, 2012 6:00pm PDT
. and that is progress from where we had been. you have to remember, when president bush was president, there was no plan. we had been there 6 1/2 years with no plan. we routed the taliban, we did not defeat them, and then we left and went to iraq. so president obama had to put a plan in place and a timetable to get it done. so it may not be as fast as we would all like, but the fact is, the cost of this war, in terms of our human treasure, the most important part, our young people, the casualties to their lives and to their physical well-being and their mental -- it's all physical, mental or not. so, yeah, i do think that this is taking to us a place where we should really understand that war, as a resolution of conflict, is an obsolete idea. and we should take the debate to a bigger place, a bigger place. i'll never get over the fact that president bush took us into war on a false premise, that he knew was false, that his administration knew was false, for a different agenda, and look how long we stayed in iraq. >> whether or not it ends up becoming an issue in the presidential race, is this a matter f
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